Flying with the Enemy: Memoir of a Young Cadet
George Okshewsky, author
Oleg Okševski was a hero. During the Second World War Oleg ended up having to pretend he and his brother were Croatians in order to avoid being imprisoned and likely executed by the Nazi forces. They decided to try to fly to the Soviet Union, at that time an ally against Hitler. Oleg imagined the Soviets would release them to go back and join the Allied forces against Germany. However, instead, Oleg was immediately assumed to be a Nazi himself and experienced the horrors of Russian prisons and deprivation for several years. This is not only a memoir but a rare a story, revealing much that the typical European and American would be oblivious to. The reader will immerse himself in an adventure that he will not soon forget.